Witchy Wednesday - Connecting with Nature

As the days warm up, I'm finding myself itching to be outdoors more.  I work a 9-5 and then run BaubleSmith with the hubby so getting free time is pretty limited. Still, I like to be able to go outside from time to time. We are in the process of looking for a new house, so we're actually looking for a place that we can spend time outside without being carried away by the mosquitoes. A back deck/porch that is enclosed would be amazing. I'll need a wooded area as well, just a place to dig in the ground a bit and do ... you know, witchy stuff.

Photo Credit - Renee Sosanna Olson

On the property we have now, we have access to a stream that feeds into a larger river, perfect for cleansing spells or memory clearing spells.  Just toss those fears (figurative) into the river and watch them roll down the stream and leave your mind for good.  We also have about four acres that are completely wooded.  The outside is lined with Hawthorne and Devil's Walking stick.  I couldn't be more protected from negativity than I am here.  It is indeed, our safe harbor from all things that attack.

Photo Credit - Renee Sosanna Olson

As Spring begins to come alive in the north, it is a great time to start adding some of these trees/plants to your area to help you not only spend more time outside with nature but also to add a bit of magic to your space.

Photo Credit - Renee Sosanna Olson

Here's a few I have on my property:

Hawthorn is associated with love, marriage, health, fertility, chastity, protection and death.
Rosemary is associated with fidelity, enhancing memory, to dispel jealousy and to keep away nightmares.
Rose of Sharon is associate with protection against negativity and evil, improves psychic ability and attracts good spirits.
Cedar is associated with cleansing and creating ritual spaces, longevity and power.
Honeysuckle is associated with money, desire and fidelity.

Finding magical plants to empower your natural area is easy to do with containers as well.  If you have a deck or even an open space next to a window you can create a nice little herb garden to brighten up your space. So what do you have growing in your space?  How are you connecting with nature as the days warm up?  Feel free to share in the comments!

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